Boasting more snow than the French Alps, the Pyrenees offers wondrously wild nature alongside pillowy pistes. Book a short break in the Pyrenees to enjoy a classic ski resort or day adventure learning how to ski and snowboard.
Off the slopes, cuisine and culture provide romantic retreats and memorable family breaks with The Originals Hotel bookings.
Ski the French Pyrenees this winter
Skiing in the Pyrenees is one of France's best-kept secrets. Straddling the border between France and Spain, the Pyrenees Mountain range is an adventure playground for all ski skill sets. Miles of beautifully set slopes provide tranquil Alpine vistas without the crowds of Courchevel. Skiing centers are dotted among the Central Hautes-Pyrénées region, and they occupy picturesque traditional villages rather than purpose-built resorts. This gives the Pyrenees a delightful edge as a quiet, family-friendly base surrounded by history and authenticity.
At pretty ski resorts like Barèges, you can trade Napoleon's footsteps through thermal pools that still operate today. At Superbagnères, you can explore traditional spa towns like Luchon before enjoying varied slopes to yourselves. In Guzet-Neige, you will experience the typical tree-lined runs you would discover in the Alps. Aside from skiing and snowboarding schools, a wealth of hiking, dog sledding, and dining experiences complete your skiing holiday in the Pyrenees.
The best hotels in the French Pyrenees Mountains
Close to the sprawling Parc National des Pyrénées, Pau and Lourdes provide ideal bases for skiing day trips in the Central Pyrénées resorts like Gourette and Hautacam. In historic Pau, book a charming stay at Villa Montpensier, a cozy boutique hotel with a restaurant. In the scenic pilgrimage destination of Lourdes, Hotel Astoria Vatican provides a tranquil setting with a traditional courtyard and stylish bar.
With convenient access to popular Central-Eastern Pyrenees slopes like Les Angles, Ax-les-Thermes and Guzet, Foix and Quillan are two richly historic medieval towns. In Foix, Hotel Foix provides a serene riverfront stay with a charming restaurant close to the 9th-century Saint–Volusien Abbey. In Quillan, near Gorges de l'Aude and Carcassonne, Hotel Cartier is a scenic family-run hotel that has been under the Cartier name for four generations.
Find the best accommodation in the Pyrenees with Originals Hotels and discover the quiet charm of Southwestern France's ski resorts. Book our Pyrenees hotels and explore a region ripe with pristine landscapes, hilltop forts, and sleepy villages close to powdery pistes.
Foix , France
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Route Nationale 20 Lieu Dit Le Couloumié, 9000 Foix
- 24h access by automatic teller
- Air-conditioned room
- Free hotel car park